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Iran: Protests in Tehran and Saqqez Over the Killing of Mahsa Amini(Zhina)

Mahsa (Zhina) Amini

Mahsa (Zhina) Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province, western Iran, who traveled to Tehran with her family, was arrested on Tuesday, September 13, at the entry of Haqqani Highway by the regime’s so-called “Guidance Patrol” and transferred to the “Moral Security” agency.

Protesting her arrest, Amini was severely beaten by the security forces in a van and was taken to the capital’s Kasra Hospital due to the severity of her injuries. After initial examinations, doctors declared that Amini had suffered a stroke and was brain dead at the same time.

Following reports of Amini’s death on Friday, people in Tehran took to the streets and began chanting anti-regime slogans and holding regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responsible for this heinous crime.

Protesters outside Kasra Hospital and in Argentina Square of Tehran were chanting:

“Death to Khamenei!”

“Death to the oppressor!”

“Death to the dictator!”

“Khamenei is a murderer & his rule is unjustified!”

Protests continued into the night, as regime authorities frantically dispatched security forces and plainclothes agents to block all roads leading to Kasra Hospital and arrest protesters.

Protesters were seen chanting: “I will kill those who killed my sister!”

Authorities quickly transferred Amini’s body to her hometown of Saqqez and sought to have speed up her funeral in order to prevent further anti-regime protests. A large crowd of people gathered at the funeral and began holding a ceremony for Amini to prevent the regime’s plot.

Locals in Saqqez began chanting “Death to the dictator!” in a clear reference to Khamenei and continued last night’s protests for a second day.

The mourners marched on the governorate and continued their anti-regime protests. Security forces attacked the protesters with tear gas and firearms. According to local reports, several people were injured.

Originally published at on September 17, 2022.



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Masoud Dalvand

Masoud Dalvand


Human rights activist and advocate of democracy, freedom, and justice in Iran.